For the first time, flame retardant pallets have been certified to pass all requirements for FDA-regulated materials (US Food and Drug Administration food safety guidelines). Rehrig Pacific’s FM Approved pallets are stated to be food safe (safe for direct food contact), fire retardant and durable, offering tough and resilient strength in use (proven durability, see pinfa Newsletter n°100). The company has developed a proprietary non-halogenated flame retardant composition, using only GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) components. Rehrig Pacific states that this success is achieved by avoiding bromine, which can leach into foods (even through packaging such as cardboard) and glass fibres.
“Rehrig Pacific Introduces Food-Safe, Fire-Retardant Pallet” 13 May 2019 http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/rehrig-pacific-introduces-food-safe-fire-retardant-pallet-300848771.html